Tag: transitions

Timing Your Seat Aids – 3 Ways to Do This Today When You Ride

Timing Your Seat Aids – 3 Ways to Do This Today When You Ride

Timing… It’s an important element of great conversations.  You can give all the correct responses, but if the timing is off – they are not as meaningful.   And this affects the connection and flow. Horse riding is the same. After all, horse riding is just a word we use to describe the conversation between the rider and the horse. As…

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3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

Have you ever felt that feeling?  The feeling you get when you’re trotting and you ask for the canter.  Rather than your horse simply striking cleanly from the trot to the canter, you experience this extremely uncomfortable and unbalanced trot.  A trot that gets faster and faster until finally you almost fall into a canter. Not a great feeling, eh?!…

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How to use the Training Scale with Transitions

How to use the Training Scale with Transitions

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Relaxation and Rhythm Suppleness and Contact Impulsion and Straightness Putting it all together The Training Scale is an important principle when it comes to riding and working with horses.  It is particularly important to consider the training scale when it comes to riding good transitions. However, you may…

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